Miss Eaves is a (Girl Power Academy)featured Rapper, Designer, Illustrator, Photographer, Creative, Black Girl Magic recommendation:

Miss Eaves is the feminist sound storm of Brooklyn based multimedia artist Shanthony Exum. Her fierce femcee electro-pop-rap-dance-explosions were born as a phoenix arisen from the hot fire of both a band and romantic break-up, and she has since spread her wings and played music around the world. Miss Eaves’ brazen, patriarchy push-back, it’s my body, take-no-shit lyrics are rabid animals of honesty. “Hand down my pants I flick the bean. My boo ghost but I don’t need him. Five digits gonna make me squirm and scream. This is all on me.” She says in “Hump Day,” which was was featured on Glamour, Huffington Post and Refinery 29. Her 0 fucks attitude landed her an invitation for a European tour with collaborator and friend, Surfing Leons (Belgium) as well as a tour with Wheatus and MC Frontalot. She has also killed the stage at Tomorrowland, TomorrowWorld and Dour and Les Rockomotive.

Not only a beat slayer, Miss Eaves is a paper mache addict and a bad-ass with a glue gun. A true multi-media junkie, she directs and art directs all her videos plus designs her own merchandise. Drawing inspiration from Frida Khalo, Michel Gondry, MIA, Santigold and Sia she is determined to show the world she is about that DIY life. MC Frontalot once told her: “You aren’t crafty…this is too well-made to be just crafty. You are a fabricator.” And trust, she will take you on a rollercoaster through her imagination.

Miss Eaves’ latest, Feminasty, out on August 4, 2017, was a year-long labor of love produced by longtime collaborator KEISHH and recorded during a winter in Montreal, Canada, which is nasty cold. Feminasty plays on term Femi-Nazi and Janet Jackson’s line, “Ms. Jackson if you’re nasty.” It’s funny-as-fuck cutting commentary will melt your brain into a nasty pile of feminism. “All these little fuck boys All these little fuck boys. Dudes on my clit yeah, I’ve had enough boys.” This is how Miss Eaves rolls. (For more about Miss Eaves or to view the original Bio click on: MissEaves )

The Miss Eaves “Hump Day” (music video) produced by KEISHH is being posted here for NO COMMERCIAL PURPOSES.

Miss Eaves “Hump Day” LYRICS:

Hand down my pants I flick the bean
My boo ghost but I don’t need him
Five digits gonna make me squirm and scream
This is all on me

All I need, My hand pressed
Move to the rhythm of my slow breaths
I know best. I know better
I’m killing this, a real go-getter so…

I can lean on me…
Or an arm of a love seat…
H-U-M-P-I-N-G
Bump to my own beat

Like to ride. As I slide
My hand over then go inside
I roll deep. As I keep…
The beat up that satisfies me

[Hook]
Take Five
Slip and Slide
All I need to go
Is one hand inside

Hand down my pants I beat the meat
Take some time and know bout me
My game strong, ex dude was weak
No bone: this is my treat

On my feet. In the shower. Wet
Spigot drip drips. I’m on edge
Little kitty purrs and mama pets
Ima pet her every time she begs

Sooo…I’m gonna take my time
Ima go go ‘til I get mine
Rub a dub dub in the tub
My legs up. Don’t give a fuck

Pressing my button. I feel my loving
Pressing button. I feel this rubbing
Engine go go. I’m on the floor
I go go ’til I explode

[Hook]

On the edge I’m ready
Fingers dip dip breathe heavy
On the edge I’m ready
Gonna drip drip bursting levee

Follow Miss Eaves
https://www.instagram.com/yoeaves/
https://www.facebook.com/Misseavesraps/
https://twitter.com/yoeaves

Produced by KEISHH Mixed by Velos,
Video Crew:
Directors: Shanthony Exum (@yoeaves) & April Maxey (@amaxey422)
Producer: Shanthony Exum
Production Company: 422Luxe (http://www.422luxe.com)
Director of Photography: Meg Skaff (@uncle_meg)
Editors: Meg Skaff and April Maxey
Art Director: Mary Lena Colston (@mary_lena_colston)
Makeup: Clara Rae (@Clara_rae)
Nails: Claire Beaudreault (@ManiClaire)
Production Assistant: Nathan Fennell (@nathanf_dolla)

Video Cast Cast (in order of appearance)
Carrie Griffin
Carmen
Sara Katherine
Claire (@ClaraBiznass)
Shaheeda
Quanda
Mary Kate Kruhm
Alexandra Miller
Kirby Cernosek
Chadley
Rossanna Mercedes
Ghazal (@ghazal_rahman)
Karen Sepulveda

#misseaves #rapper #designer #illustrator #photographer #creative #blackgirlmagic

Alekesam (Sal Masekela) is a (Girl Power Academy) featured Music, Surfer, Mentor recommendation…

photo of: Hugh Masekela with his son Sal

Sal Masekela is involved in several social initiatives, and is the co-founder of Stoked Mentoring, an organization dedicated to mentoring at risk youth through action sports. He also serves on the advisory boards of The Lunchbox Fund, a non-profit organization which provides a daily meal to students of township schools in Soweto of South Africa, and The Tony Hawk Foundation, an organization dedicated to financing and building high-quality, legal skateboarding parks for kids. Masekela is also a strong public supporter of the Surfrider Foundation and Life Rolls On.

The Sal Masekela “Racism in Surfing” (documentary video) is being posted here for NO COMMERCIAL PURPOSES.

The Alekesam “All is forgiven” (music audio) is being posted here for NO COMMERCIAL PURPPOSES.

All is forgiven All is forgiven All is forgiven

All is forgiven Sometimes I think about things before they happen

Floating around in my head for a while

All of a sudden it’s grown too big to handle

Changed its clothes and grown a mind of its own

Too loud to listen, too proud to put paper to the pen

Clean up this place from the vacuum of my head

Too many times zones 2000 planes

Take on the distance it only brings me back again

These books are overdue and there’s a tenderness inside

The depth of the liner watch the characters comes alive

Dip into the system feel the volume fill the space

Bending horizons fall into place All is forgiven

All is forgiven All is forgiven time will clean us Absolute

Absolution All is forgiven time is a genius Absolute Absolution All is forgiven All is forgiven

Why don’t we shift these shapes make the landscape disappear

Tectonic plates serving powers to your fears Sometimes I hear that voice when words were never spoken

Proceed with caution before glass is ever broken

Quantise the grove while it’s dancing in your head

Control emotions find them drifting instead

Too way feel better about it, go and knit some sweaters about it

Two stone statues trying hard not to laugh

Maybe there’s something in the movement, or the stillness of the air

Put that good stuff on ice and keep that elephant over there

Let’s shift through modern times, I hold the future past

None existing obstacles squarely in our path All is forgiven time will clean us

Absolute Absolution All is forgiven time is a genius Absolute Absolution All is forgiven time will clean us Absolute Absolution All is forgiven Absolute Absolution

The Alekesam “Black Cowboy” (music audio) is being posted here for NO COMMERCIAL PURPOSES.
 

Alekesam “Black Cowboy” LYRICS:

i turn show ponies into wild horses
i’m a black cowboy riding a dolphin
when you swim with me you can breathe the sea
see the breeze, be…
profiling, scuba dive, you feel me, i feel you
get up on me, canopy
enjoy the beast, like you was climbing trees

where you at
i’m trying to find you
it’s a long way to go
circle back
i’m trying to define you
it’s the wrong way to know

looking good, at the skyline
windblown, all shown
satellites, postcards
spun around, but i get there
riding well, we pace ourselves
shake those shells
rock the bells
you come to me from the future
how you do them things you do

where you at
i’m trying to find you
it’s a long way to go
circle back
i’m trying to define you
it’s the wrong way to know

morning eyes hi tide
uga booga valentine
ju ju clean craze
new sensual

Performed by: Alekesam, Written by: Selema Masekela, Sunny Levine, Eamon Ryland, Giuseppe Patane, Zach Cowie, Produced by: Sunny Levine © all rights reserved

The band The Internet is a (Girl Power Academy) featured recommendation…

photo of the band The Internet

The Internet is an American band from Los Angeles, California. Syd, Matt Martians, Patrick Paige II, Christopher Smith, and Steve Lacy have released three studio albums and three extended plays since its formation in 2011. The band’s 2015 album Ego Death was nominated for the Grammy Award for Best Urban Contemporary Album.

The Internet (live Music Tiny Desk Concert) is being posted here for NO COMMERCIAL PURPOSES.

Set List:
“Get Away”
“Under Control”
“Dontcha”

Credits:
Producers: Timmhotep Aku, Josh Rogosin, Morgan Walker; Audio Engineer: Josh Rogosin; Videographers: Morgan Walker, Julia Reihs, Cameron Robert; photo by Lani Milton/NPR

To support the band and check out videos go to: http://www.internet-band.com

Nneka is a (Girl Power Academy) featured Musician recommendation…

portrait of Nneka

BIO

HIP-HOP LEGEND Nas calls her “amazing” and “an incredible artist.” The Sunday Times hailed her as the new Lauryn Hill and said her debut album was “as good as The Miseducation of Lauryn Hill.” And now award-winning Nigerian singer-songwriter Nneka is back – with a captivating, reggae-tinged fourth album My Fairy Tales.” (~Precious Williams Review)

 

BORN AND RAISED around the Delta region of Nigeria, Nneka Lucia Egbuna moved to Germany aged 19 to study Anthropology at Hamburg University. It was during her student years that Nneka honed her craft as a singer-songwriter.“I financed my studies in Germany by playing gigs on the underground scene,” says Nneka. “I’ve always written from a very young age. I used to just write down my thoughts and experiences and lots of prayers.”

Her politically charged lyrics swiftly established her as one of Africa’s most powerful voices. Nneka’s lyrics examine a myriad of social issues, including maternal love, heartbreak and the quest for justice. Working tirelessly over the last decade, Nneka has released albums – Victim of Truth, No Longer At Ease and Soul Is Heavy. Her single Heartbeat [2009] scored her a UK Top 20 hit and spun a feature by Nas and was also sampled by Rita Ora for her #1 UK hit R.I.P.

Nneka continues to perform and electrify audiences across the globe with the likes of The Roots, Gnarls Barkley, Nas and Damian Marley. She won a MOBO for Best African Act in 2009 and recorded a tribute song called Viva Africa for the 2010 FIFA World Cup in South Africa, and has appeared on The David Letterman Show and BET’s 106 & Park. In 2014 Nneka joined the judging panel on ‘Nigerian Idol’ Season 4.

Nneka’s passionate sense of social consciousness also led her to co-found a charity called The Rope Foundation, in 2012, with Sierra Leonean MC Ahmed Nyeie [aka Genda]. The Rope Foundation serves as a platform for young men and women to express themselves through art. Their most recent workshop focused on working with sexually abused women at the WAGA [War Affected Girls & Adults] Foundation, in the Bo Town region of Sierra Leone. “The Rope Foundation works to give a platform to help people express themselves and their issues in society,” says Nneka, who also serves as the Arts Ambassador for the African Women Development Fund [AWDF] in Ghana.

My Fairy Tales was released through Bushqueen Music [GSA: Feb 27th 2015. Rest of the World release: March 2nd]

Read the above Bio in Full by: Precious Williams at  http://www.nnekaworld.com 

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The Nneka “Heartbeat” (music video) is being posted here for NO COMMERCIAL PURPOSES.

Nneka “Heartbeat” LYRICS:

You said you’d be there for me
In times of trouble when I need you and I’m down
And likewise you need friendship
It’s from my side pure love but I see lately things have been changing
You have goals to achieve
But the roads you take are broad and heartless
The wounds you make you are no aware
You throw stones
Can you see that I am human I am breathing
But you don’t give a damn

Can you feel my heart is beating
Can you see the pain you’re causing
Can you feel my heart is beating
Can you see the pain you’re causing

Blood blood blood blood is rushing

And now the world is asleep
How will you ever wake her up when she is deep in her dreams, wishing
And yet so many die
And still we think that it is all about us
It’s all about you
You sold your soul to the evil and the lust
And the passion and the money and you
Innocent ones die, people hunger for decades
Suffer under civilized armed-robbers, modern slaveholders

Can you feel my heart is beating
Can you see the pain you’re causing
Can you feel my heart is beating
Can you see the pain you’re causing

Blood blood blood keeps rushing

Evaded, eliminated, erased, interrogated
Our tradition, our love for our fellow countrymen
Our property, our resources our pride

Can you feel my heart beating
No no no you don’t

Can you feel my heart is beating
Can you feel the pain you’re causing
Can you feel my heart is beating
Can you feel the pain you’re causing

Written by Nasir Jones, Nneka-Lucia Egbuna, Farhad Samadzada • Copyright © Kobalt Music Publishing Ltd., Universal Music Publishing Group, Nettwerk One Music (canada)ltd

Doria Roberts is a (Girl Power Academy) featured Musician recommendation:

Doria Roberts (musican and social justice activist)

Doria Roberts was raised in Philadelphia and based in Atlanta and did not play guitar until her senior year at the University of Pennsylvania as a break from her East Asian studies schoolwork and found her voice as  an additional outlet for her political activism. As a proudly out lesbian, she has performed at numerous Gay Pride Festivals, the Michigan Womyn’s Music Festival, Lilith Fair, and the Montreux Music Festival. “Perfect” from 1999’s Restoration was nominated in the Best Pop Recording category at the 2000 Gay & Lesbian American Music Awards alongside Toshi Reagon, Luscious Jackson, and Me’shell Ndegéocello. Since 1995, Roberts has also organized Queerstock, a touring showcase of eclectic gay and lesbian musicians. Add to this the fact that she founded and runs her own independent label, Hurricane Doria Records, and appeared with Amy Ray of the Indigo Girls, Jane Siberry, and DiFranco in the documentary For the Love of Rock, which features women in the world of independent music.  

the above Bio was edited/condensed from Kelly McCarney’s article: http://www.allmusic.com/artist/doria-roberts

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Doria Roberts – Perfect
GA Music Hall of Fame presents
Live at 5 concert series
Cox Capitol Theatre
Macon, GA

Hibbotte provided additional camera and audio support for the Doria Roberts set.

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The Doria Roberts “Perfect” (music audio) is being posted here for NO COMMERCIAL PURPOSES.  from CD: Woman Dangerous ℗ 2006 Hurricane Doria Music

Doria Roberts “Perfect” LYRICS:

Let’s take a picture now
I do not want to forget
The way you look at me when everything is perfect
A perfect memory of when things are so good
And everything has worked out just the way we knew it would

I bought a picture frame
I made room on the wall
I hold you close to my chest
Cause I’ve made room in my heart
You ask me what I’m doing
I say displaying our love
see you when I awake cause you’re the one I’m dreaming of

I love the sun when it shines
I love the sky when it’s blue
I love the color green
Because it reminds me of you
I’ve been thinking about you all night
A warm bed and a cozy fire
You put your arms around me and lift my head
And when you kiss me baby oh yeah…

Let’s take a picture now
I do not want to forget
The way you look at me when everything is perfect
A perfect memory of when things are so good
And everything has worked out just the way we knew it would

I bought a picture frame
I made room on the wall
I hold you close to my chest
Cause I’ve made room in my heart
You ask me what I’m doing
I say displaying our love
see you when I awake cause you’re the one I’m dreaming of

I love the sun when it shines
I love the sky when it’s blue
I love the color green
Because it reminds me of you
I’ve been thinking about you all night
A warm bed and a cozy fire
You put your arms around me and lift my head
And when you kiss me baby oh yeah…

Diana Gameros is a (Girl Power Academy) featured Musician recommendation:

about diana

Diana Gameros (singer, song writer, musician)

Originally from Ciudad Juarez, Mexico, Diana Gameros is a singer, songwriter, and music instructor. Now living In the Bay Area, Diana has played with many local favorites, including the San Francisco Symphony, The Oakland East Bay Symphony, The Magik*Magik ensemble and has opened concerts for Bebel Gilberto, Latin Grammy winners La Santa Cecilia, Natalia Lafourcade, Gaby Moreno and many others. In 2013 she released her first album Eterno Retorno, a soulful retrospective of her journey as an immigrant. Diana received the Emerging Leader Award from the Chicana/Latina Foundation in 2014 for her work in music and social justice activism. Her songs and story have been featured on NPR’s All Songs Considered and Weekend Edition, Public Radio International – The World and the PBS Newshour website. This year, Diana is releasing Arrullo, a new album of traditional Mexican songs that she arranged and directed to pay homage to her Mexican heritage.

Gameros was born to a musical family where she was surrounded by traditional Mexican songs of love and revolution. The first of her family to receive formal music lessons, Gameros left Mexico as a teenager to study piano and recording technology in Michigan. 

Even as she continues her musical journey, Gameros inspires her community as an activist promoting social justice and global awareness  through her support to organizations like ALIADI (Alianza Latinoamericana por los Derechos de los Inmigrantes), Biosafety Alliance, Urban Sprouts, SF Living Wage Coalition, These Walls Speak, Good Samaritan Family Resource Center and 16 Days of ARTivism.”  

To read the full Bio, see more videos and support the artist go to: www.dianagameros.com

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The Diana Gameros “¿Cómo Hacer?” (music video) is being posted here for NO COMMERCIAL PURPOSES.  (Directed by: Ben Fee)
www.wearescandinavia.com

You build a wall – we make a bridge.
You ban an immigrant – we make a flower bouquet, a song
and welcome all humans in.” 

“¿Cómo Hacer?” – a song made up of questions that came out of my need for home, wisdom and forgiveness. Although I know we may not always have the answers to all the questions we ask on our quest for freedom, i truly believe that asking the questions is the first step toward being free.”  (~Diana Gameros)

Original Music & Lyrics by Diana Gameros:
www.dianagameros.com & Translation:

¿cómo hacer que la vida perdure
(que nada ni nadie escasee)?
si nadie es eterno
nada nuestro

¿cómo hacer que el que camina vuele?
¿cómo hacer que las fronteras se evaporen?
y caminar sin prisa al hogar
sin miedo llegar

¿cómo hacer que mi tierra me perdone?
¿cómo hacer para que su jardín ya vuelva a florecer?
y hacerle saber que lejos duele
decirle también que vivo por volver a verle

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english translation:

how can we make life last?
(so that nothing and no one is scarce)
if no one is eternal
nothing ours

how can we make the walker fly?
how can we make the borders dissolve?
so he/she can walk home
with no rush
fearless, arrive

how can i make my land forgive me?
how can we make her garden flourish again?
i live to see her again

Sevdaliza is a (Girl Power Academy) featured Artist/Musician recommendation…

Sevdaliza (photo still) from the video “Human”

“By the time I was 16, I left home. When you get thrown into a big world like that, it’s not simple — you either survive or you don’t.”

Rotterdam’s Sevdaliza made her debut with The Suspended Kid. In many ways, the EP is about survival, and the unusual shape her life has taken in the last decade. “The title is how people responded to me in social situations,” she says. “I realized that those things that deflect me from social situations — not getting along with your coach or your boss or whatever — it made me realize I had to chose a different path.” For most of her life, her path was very different from the one she’s on now.

Born in Iran before her parents moved the family to the Netherlands, Sevdaliza left home at 16 on a basketball scholarship, eventually playing on the Dutch national team. “My world revolved around surviving,” she says. “When you plays sports on a high level it takes a lot of discipline, and because I wasn’t around my parents, it taught me how to survive.” She went to university, received her masters in communication and started working, but it wasn’t a good fit. “Very early on, I realized that it wasn’t the type life I had imagined for myself.”

“Doing professional sports, you’re forcing yourself to do better and to give more, and that becomes your way of doing things, but it doesn’t necessarily make you happy. You’re like a robot and you don’t know how to not do that,” she explains. “With music, I turned it around. I started following my feelings, and I had never felt something like this.” Not trained to read music or play instruments, she spent hours in the studio teaching herself how to sing and how to use Ableton, drawing on the reserve of discipline that drove her time in sports.

To read the complete interview and watch a selection of Sevadaliza’s videos go to: Fact Mag’s interview with Sevdaliza

The Sevdaliza “Human” (music video) is being posted here for NO COMMERCIAL PURPOSES.

“Human” Lyrics

Nothing…

I am, I have
I breathe in and out
I own a heart
An ear and an eye
I’ve only been here one time

It’s passing me by
Been in and out
And in front of my judgmental eyes
My precious disguise
Business so cold
Can’t cope with my own
How to not fail

I am flesh, bones
I am skin, soul
I am human
Nothing more than human
I am sweat, flaws
I am veins, scars
I am human
Nothing more than human

I am flesh, bones
I am skin, soul
I am human
Nothing more than human

I am human
I am human